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    turbo help!

    Right i currently own the july 05 TV cover car vauxhall corsa,

    The plan was to drop in a LET lump, at the moment being a student its hard to find the cash, plus next year i am on work placement and will need a daily commumte and a 2 seater corsa is not the best thing

    So looking at other options of car to get, the astra coupe turbo seems the favourite as will be in my price range and will also be pretty fast.
    My coras is 165 bhp and power delivery is quite harsh,

    whats the coupe turbo power delivery like ?
    0-60?
    top speed?

    also what kind of power will a phase 1 chip and large FMIC acheive ?

    Gsi is out of my price range and i beleive you can acheive the same kinda power with a chip on the coupe turbo ?

    thanks in advance for anyone that can help my queries!!
    Brad

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    same engine so exactly the same power etc, about 225-230 for the phase one with large fmic id say
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    the ones I have test drove the power delivery is very smooth not harsh like some turbos, its a very good car to drive.

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    ok, so with a chip its the same power as gsi,
    whats this i hear if you take it to vauxhall then can set the chip at the gsi power level ??

    also does the coupe turbo have a 6 speed box, and is that the same as the gsi!
    And am i correct the gsi does 154 mph tops and the coupe 135 ?

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    no the coupe has the same bhp and torque as the gsi as its the same engine

    nope the coupe has the f23 gearbox same as the gsi, 5 speed
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    The GSI and the coupe are exact same in bhp and torque. the bodys are different.
    Remember Dave Coates
    My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

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    Right im slowly gettint there, whats the top speed for these as the coupe and gsi figures are different ?

    Whats peoples general opinions on the coupe turbo then?

    if its the same power as gsi, and i personally prefer the half leather/alcantara trim anyway then coupe seems a better option

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    the top speeds are prob just aerodynamic then

    the alcantara and leather is tastey
    Car broken- A3 170 quattro s-line

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    But how comes the power of the gsi and the coupe from factory are different ?
    if they have the same box etc why is the gsi faster to 60 etc

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    Don't know where you're getting your info from, but the top speeds are quoted the same, 152mph and 0-60 7 secs.

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